Am I eligible?
If you are an undergraduate student and will/have graduated from UTM between November 2021 - November 2023 then you are eligible to apply to this program. We are working with candidates from all disciplines and backgrounds to take part in this FREE program.
We encourage you to complete the following online workshops before applying for RGOP:
- Know Yourself
- Now That I’m Graduating What’s Next (you can take part in the virtual version or the in-person workshop - to know when the next in-person one is, check CLNX.)
How does this program work?
This program is designed to help you transition from the classroom to the workplace through scheduled workshops, independent & group work, 1:1 facilitated opportunities and career coaching. To be eligible for paid work placements, you must travel through the program as a cohort and complete the following components:
- Workshop 1: Introduction to RGOP & Storytelling
- Workshop 2 & 3: Resume & Cover Letter Writing (Part 1 & 2)
- Workshop 4: How to Make LinkedIn Work for You
- Workshop 5: Effective Interviews
- Workshop 6: How to have Conversations with Employers?
- Networking Simulation
- 1 x Mock Interview Appointment
- 2 x Career Coaching Appointment
In addition, once you complete the required components of the program, you will be invited to participate in mandatory coaching sessions, mock interview appointments, and an exclusive networking event. Additional optional drop in office hours, workshops, webinars, information sessions, etc will be shared to enhance your overall job search and build your toolkit & grow your network.
Important Dates and Timelines
|RGOP Programming Components||Dates|
|Workshop #1||Monday November 20th, 2023|
|Workshop #2||Monday November 27th, 2023|
|Workshop #2||Thursday November 30th, 2023|
|Workshop #3||Monday December 4th, 2023|
|Workshop #4||Monday December 11th, 2023|
|Workshop #5||Monday January 8th, 2024|
|Networking Simulation||Monday January 15th, 2024|
|Mock Interview Appointment||Monday 22nd - December 13th, 2023|
|Career Coaching Appointment #1||January 3rd - 19th, 2024|
|Career Coaching Appointment #2||January 29th - February 16th, 2024|
|RGOP Meet the Employers Event||Monday February 26th, 2024|
*Please note: Dates and times are subject to change and if they do, the successful candidates will be notified about the changes.
Am I guaranteed a work placement?
While the Career Centre and program cannot guarantee a work placement, we do make a tremendous effort to help you obtain job interviews with various organizations across the Greater Toronto Area. Please see our list of RGOP sample employers that showcases recent roles and companies that have partnered with and recruited from the RGOP.
If you require accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, assistive devices, large print materials, etc.) please contact Goppikka at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How do I apply to this program?
To apply to this program, you will need to complete the following steps as outlined on the Get Started Page.
If you have questions about the program before you consider applying, refer to the questions and answers found in the RGOP Frequently Asked Questions document.
I have more questions
RGOP Inquiry Form
If you have specific questions about the application, how this program will benefit you, or what type of placements are available, please feel free to fill out the following form and Goppikka Natkunam will get back to you within 2 business days.